First8 staat voor vakmanschap. Al onze collega’s zijn een groot aanhanger van Open Source en in het bijzonder het Java-platform. Wij zijn gespecialiseerd in het pragmatisch ontwikkelen van bedrijfskritische Java toepassingen waarbij integratie van systemen, hoge eisen aan beveiliging en veel transacties een belangrijke rol spelen. Op deze pagina vind je onze blogs.

Grails Anti-Pattern: Locally Optimized Dynamic Finders Everywhere

The context Grails makes it very easy to persist and find stuff using domain classes. It uses GORM (Grails’ Object Relational Mapping) under the hood, which by default uses Hibernate to map domain classes to tables in a database. Powerful stuff and makes it easy to get up ’n running very fast! Creating a new application, following so-called “best practices” … Lees verder Grails Anti-Pattern: Locally Optimized Dynamic Finders Everywhere

The Librarian: Introduction to Test-Driven Development

This will be a series of articles revolving around unit testing where I will work through examples and exploring various aspects of the craft. This is the first installment. This post is a crosspost from my personal blog. The code associated with this article can be found on GitHub. Future and past installments can be found in The Librarian Archive. … Lees verder The Librarian: Introduction to Test-Driven Development

ICA Presents Live Event

  First8 collega Ted Vinke mag op 16 juni meehelpen jureren bij de 9de editie van het ICA Presents Live Event. Studenten HBO-ICT en CMD presenteren dan hun veelbelovende projecten in de vorm van Showcases, Lightning Talks en Workshops. Daarmee maken ze kans op 1 van de 6 felbegeerde ICA Presents Awards. Het ICA Presents Live Event kent in totaal zes … Lees verder ICA Presents Live Event

So If You’re Using Tag Libraries for Your View Models You Have To Test Them, Right?

In a previous post I introduced thinking about (visual) components and used a Task Browser as an example of an user interface “component” . I explained that using View Model(s) e.g. plain-old Groovy objects (POGOs) holding the related data e.g. a class TaskBrowser Tag Libraries (LayoutTagLib) and tags (def taskBrowser) to render the associated HTML (views/layouts/components/_taskBrowser.gsp) to the page allows for … Lees verder So If You’re Using Tag Libraries for Your View Models You Have To Test Them, Right?

3 Steps For Analyzing a Gradle Project With SonarQube Using Docker

How hard can it be to get up and running with a Gradle project and getting it analyzed with SonarQube locally? The ingredients are: SonarQube (formerly Sonar) is an open source platform for continuous inspection of code quality. Gradle is an open source build automation system. Docker allows you to package an application with all of its dependencies into a … Lees verder 3 Steps For Analyzing a Gradle Project With SonarQube Using Docker

Grails Design Consideration #2 – Throw In a View Model Once In a While

This is my take on how we could design our particular user interface in such a way that they’re re-usable, testable and the overall software is more maintainable. Yip, using a bit of View Models from the MVVM pattern. Background Recently we started working with two teams on a new Grails application. As part of that I reviewed some code … Lees verder Grails Design Consideration #2 – Throw In a View Model Once In a While

Grails 3.1 Released

Many milestone builds and release candidates later, the official Grails 3.1 shipped a few days ago!

OCI, the new Grails home, summarizes what’s new in this release:

  • Grails 3.1 comes with Spring Boot 1.3 and Spring 4.2, enabling you to produce runnable JAR files that embed Tomcat, Jetty or other containers. In addition you can use Spring Cloud with Grails 3.1 to build Cloud Native applications.
  • Grails 3.1 features new support for expandable application profiles, allowing developers to build application creation templates that target a range of different tasks.
  • Grails 3.1 features new profiles for building REST applications and Single Page Applications (SPA) using AngularJS. The REST profile features a focused environment that helps developers quickly spin-up REST servers, easily deployable either standalone or to modern Java application servers.
  • The new AngularJS profile in Grails 3.1 helps developers quickly become productive building Single Page Applications (SPA) using AngularJS. By integrating seamlessly with tools such as Bower and Karma, the AngularJS profile provides everything you need to build, run and deploy AngularJS applications backed by Grails.
  • Grails 3.1 comes with GORM 5, a ground-up rewrite of the innovative data access framework that comes with Grails. Featuring new support for the graph database Neo4j, as well as enhanced support for MongoDB 3 and Hibernate 5, GORM 5 provides all the tools necessary to integrate modern backend applications with your database.

The latest Grails documentation also has a What’s new in Grails 3.1 section.

Upgrading from a Grails 3.0 application or plugin generally requires just an version update to gradle.properties but there might be some manual things to do as described in the Upgrading from Grails 3.0 section.